While the Yen Sha cover a large area of the Noshar Desert
, they have a shared culture that unites them. The basic unit of organization in the culture is the Rish
. It is a group of 30-80 people who all live in one Goa
. In a rish everyone is considered equal and all descions regaurding the Rish are reached through a concensus. The Yen Sha see the sucess of a rish as everyones responsibility and tasks are shared between the members. Some members are in charge of the cooking, others are in charge of the planting and irrigation, while others take care of the children.
In fact, the Yen Sha see the Rish as so intergral that all children are rasied comunally and ones birth parents do not hold a special place in childrens hearts. Children often bond with the members of the Rish that are in charge of childcare, often times the breastfeeding mothers. Children sleep away from there birth parents in a chreche dormitory watched over by den mothers. They are raised to see the Rish as thier comunity. When they come of age each child with the help of there Rish decides if they will leave the Rish or Stay; they either become a Floo or a Fiel
While the Yenb Sha live in comunal housing situations, this leads them to adopt a rather casul approch to sexual relationships. Yet they most often still form monogamous pairs. These pairs can last for as long as both parties want. Sometimes until one person dies, other time they grow apart and end the pairing. The one taboo that exists is pairings of Rish members that both grew up in the same Rish and became Feils. This is looked down upon as incest and can lead to the offenders being cast out of the group. Additionally, the Yen Sha disapprove of any relationship between people of 25 days or more.